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Mugabe Admits “Addiction” To Prostitutes

Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe

In a stunning admission, Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe has admitted to being “addicted” to prostitutes.

The revelation came during an address at a United Nations event in Harare, according to Zimeye.com.

In his native tongue Shona, Mugabe said, “Tiri vanhu vemeso meso. Chakabaya chikatyokera, tozviita sei?,” which translates into English as, “We are easily tempted by different women. Once it is in and it has stuck right inside, what else can we do? Its an addiction, what can we do about it?”.

Chairperson of the MDC Women’s Assembly, Theresa Makone quickly answered back at Mugabe, telling him the ‘bad habit’ could be stopped.

Mugabe replied, “Its impossible to stop. ‘Small houses’ are everywhere in Zimbabwe. That’s what we do and the women suffer.”

The term “small houses” is a Zimbabwean phrase used to refer to houses of prostitution, popularized by the local television show, “The Small House Saga”.

The lack of international coverage on Mugabe’s admission may be due to the fact that he said it in Shona and not English, notes African Crisis editor Jan Lamprecht. “There is much they say in their own language which most Western journalists never pick up on,” Lamprecht said.

Zimeye reporter John Chimunhu, who writes under his own name, details more of the Mugabes personal lives:

Mugabe and first wife Sally

Mugabe’s infidelity is spoken of widely in Zimbabwe. While his first wife Sally was alive, he carried on an affair and reportedly ‘had a child’ with his married secretary Grace Marufu, whom he later wedded even though her marriage had not been formally dissolved.

He has also been linked to other women, including the Zanu (PF) Women’s League chairperson Oppah Muchinguri (pictured above in Mugabe attire) , who was married when the scandal broke. According to a report by The Standard at the time Muchinguri had scuffled with Grace Mugabe at Harare Airport over earings allegedly bought for her by the President. According to the report, Grace had ordered Muchinguri off the plane bound for a foreign trip after discovering the affair.

During acrimonious divorce and child custody proceedings, Muchinguri’s former husband Tapiwa Rushesha told the courts that he had been upset that Mugabe often sent his bodyguards to pick up his wife for ‘meetings’ in the middle of the night.

Grace Mugabe

If Mugabe is an infidel, his wife Grace is not far behind him. A few years ago, his chief bodyguard, Winston Changara was fired after he told the President about his wife’s love affairs with other men, among them businessman and former Telecel Zimbabwe Chairman James Makamba.

Information obtained by this correspondent this week shows that Makamba was provided a love nest by businesswoman Jane Mutasa. A maid for Mutasa who witnessed the events had a house bought for her to silence her.

The information has now been leaked by our sources after Makamba and Mutasa clashed recently over control of Telecel Zimbabwe, of which Mutasa is acting chairperson. Makamba had Mutasa arrested and jailed for week recently after she attempted to take over a controlling stake in the company using Makamba’s money. Makamba is a ’specified’ person, meaning he can not conduct business in Zimbabwe lawfully.

Makamba fled Zimbabwe in 2004 after his affair with Grace was discovered. He was detained for five months on corruption charges which he says were trumped up. Secret service agents contacted by this reporter said Grace’s affair with Makamba was ‘common knowledge’ within the spy agency, the CIO which is also responsible for providing VIP bodyguards to the first family.

Reporting falsehoods in Zimbabwe is a crime punishable by prison, making the Zimbabwe-based article more credible.

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  1. expertman says

    This may be his only redeeming characteristic.

  2. Sola says

    This man is mentally ill and should be assessed by qualified physicians. He may even be suffering from neurosyphyliis for all we know. It is unfortunate that a great country like Zimb could be brought to its knees by the avarice of 1 man. What a befitting pair. Both husband and wife are unfaithful and indecent. What will they tell their children. How can they lead the fight against AIDS which is ravaging Africa. Africa needs a rebirth. Would you see any foreign leader during his reign admit to such. Yes they may have mistresses, but not an addiction to prostitutes

  3. Stimutan says

    May be from his culture's point of view, he is boasting and not admitting?

  4. Ndini says

    April Fools??? Why is this story breaking on April 1st?

  5. Dickson says

    Mugabe is my man anyday anytime. He has said what he said in truth and honesty.
    What else do you expect from a strongman of Africa, a blackman, a typical African man with culture and tradition. If i were in his shoes, i would have married the women of the world and all races and i would have been a father of nations. He has not done too bad for his position. Mugabe, may you live long.

  6. ron says

    This explains his behavior. His brain must be so rotted with STD’s (as Al Capone’s brain at the end of his life) that it’s driven him insane.

    That’s why he keeps babbling; “Where da white women at?”
    Unfortunately, there aren’t any white women left in his country…they either fled for their lives while they still had the chance, or they were murdered by his homies at his urging.

  7. Ray says

    Mugabe and Tiger Woods: Have we ever seen them together? How’s Mugabe’s golf game? =0[.]o=

  8. carl says

    This Savage Negro Beast can't keep it in his pants.the sooner he dies of AIDS or some other VD.or gets whacked the better.

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